Making wine racks

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  1. Jan 11, 2020 #21

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    Thanks. I plan to make a full wine cellar in the next house so I kept the jig I made to make more racks. I remember when I put it together I wasn’t sure it made sense, but it worked out well.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2020 #22

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    Yes, Ditto here.
    @Mcjeff That rack looks sweet!
     
  3. Jan 11, 2020 #23

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    Here’s my piece.
    (not finished yet. still needs trim on front edges)

    60* triangles.
    Each holds 15 bottles.
    The “half” triangles at each corner hold 6 bottles each.
    234 bottles total.

    AA3A65E1-7E2F-4D91-987F-B8F56D898DE8.jpeg

    Getting close to $1.50 per bottle, including lumber, glue, nails, sandpaper, stain, finish, felt feet, steel straps and hardware to anchor to the wall.
    Still cheaper than store-bought.

    Best feature is the minimal footprint:
    15” x 36”
     
  4. Jan 11, 2020 #24

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    Random tip for anyone using mobile device or tablets on here (at least for IOS)

    The ‘degree’ symbol can be found by holding down on the “0”.

    45°+45°=90°
    30°+30°= 60°

    Carry on
     
  5. Jan 11, 2020 #25

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    I like it. A lot. I never would have thought of that geometry (triangles instead of diamonds). Nice job.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2020 #26

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    I wish this thread never popped up. Just looking at my racks and seeing so much wasted space is making me want to redo it at 60 degrees.
     
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    Agreed! You “triangle” guys have really motivated me to incorporate this design into my cellar. I’m already planning it!
    These all look great, so thanks to everyone for sharing!
     
  8. Jan 12, 2020 #28

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    Very impressive. Look forward to seeing it fully loaded
     
  9. Jan 12, 2020 #29

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    Another random factoid (that is relevant to triangular 60 degree bins): If the row of bottles that can fit along one side of the triangle contains n bottles, then the total number of bottles that will fit in the bin is n*(n+1)/2. (This is called a "triangle number" In math. It is equal to 1+2+3+4+...+n.) The possible triangle numbers are: 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28 ...

    So when @FunkedOut says that his bins fit 15 bottles, that means there will be 5 bottles along each edge, as 5*(5+1)/2=15. Bordeaux bottles are about 3" diameter, so his bins are at least 15 or 16" on edge.
     
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    You can also hold down "Alt+0+1+7+6"
     
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    I’ve always used Alt+248 on my PC keyboard.
     
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    To get an accurate size I placed 16 Burgandy bottles together and made a template leaving 3/8" on two sides for play. The dimensions on the template may not be exact but are pretty close. When I use the trig formula SSS the angle comes out to be 65.392°. When I use SAS and 60° all the sides come to 14". It may be possible the additional 3/8" is the difference.
     

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    Thanks, I just used it on my last post.
     
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    Yep - that works too
     
  15. Jan 12, 2020 #35

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    Cool! I am on a Mac, and I just tried AJ's suggestion. It didn't quite work, as I got: º¡¶§. But then I recognize that the first one alone was what I wanted, º, which is just alt/opt+0.

    Thanks, guys!
     
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    crazy. option+0 works for me too, but only on the number row above the keyboard. if i use the number pad it doesn't take.
     
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    20191118_182239.jpg Used 2 x 4’s and 1 x 4’s. It cost around $20 to make and will hold 70 bottles.
     
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    Fred, I am not sure if there is a question here. If you want my opinion, go with theory over (flawed) experiment. Use 60º and make all sides the same length. The slop you are allowing seems appropriate.
     
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    Thanks, it was just an observation. I redid it this morning on a larger scale, 60 works and it only made sense it would.
     
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    What tool do you use to cut the larger scallops in the back?
     

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